with all the recent hoopla about "commonsense gun restrictions" I got to thinking about all the other ways people can kill other people without guns, and wondered about arson deaths. well, I googled and googled, and wasn't really finding out anything except that there are lots of arsons, and that they're probably vastly underreported because of not being able to prove a particular fire was deliberate.

anyway I finally found this: http://www.fire-extinguisher101.com/article0803-arson.html. the latest year shown, 2006, was reported as having 31000 incidents reported, and over 300 people killed as a result. compare that to 900 total mass shooting deaths in 7 years. so where are the anti-matchbook crusaders?

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